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Senior cat reunited with original owner 16 years later in Penticton

Abby came to the SPCA shelter as a stray but thru her tattoo was reunited
Abby, the senior cat found as a stray in Kaleden last week has been reunited with her human who originally owned her 16 years ago. (South Okanagan Similkameen SPCA Facebook)

As the saying goes, cats get nine lives and Abby, the 19-year-old stray from Kaleden can truly attest to that.

The senior cat was brought into the South Okanagan SPCA shelter in Penticton on Jan. 24, looking pretty dishevelled and not too happy. The staff at the SPCA posted a picture of her in hopes someone knew where she belonged.

Then on Jan. 30, there was amazing mews! Thanks to her tattoo, and after several homes over the last 16 years, she was able to be reunited with her original owner.

“We know this beautiful 19-year-old girl will be pampered through her golden years in life. Thank you so much for all the shares and attention to this poor old girl’s case. We couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome,” posted the South Okanagan SPCA on Facebook.

The SPCA said reuniting Abby with her original owner shows how important permanent ID, like a tattoo or microchip, is to help reunite lost pets with their humans.

Penticton SPCA posted this picture of Abby, 19, not looking to happy after being brought in to the shelter. She’s since been reunited with her original owner. (SPCA)

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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